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The councils are asking the staycationers to head to the coast to soak up today's 95F sun elsewhere


Crowds of sun-seekers have already found their way to the coast today, with some even spending the night in tents in anticipation of another sizzling day on the UK's beaches – despite advice asking tourists to clear up after yesterday's "chaos".

Record numbers hit the coast on Friday, despite government warnings and with little sign of social distancing, on the UK's hottest August day since 2003.

Staycationers in Bournemouth emerged this morning from tents they had pitched overnight to secure the best spots on another busy day at the beach.

People arrived in town at 3 a.m. yesterday. By noon, 19 of 24 beaches along the Dorset coastline were full. At this point there were already 70 Coast Guard deployments across the UK.

A community-run app in the area showed the beaches, including the sandbars, were full by 10:30 am and listed areas under "avoid, social distancing impossible".

With mercury set to soar to 95 ° F today and RAC anticipating the busiest weekend of the year, local authorities are asking people to stay away and avoid repeating yesterday's crowds, which saw many of coronavirus fears mixed as groups without Masks appeared untouched – despite increasing cases in Great Britain fueling fears of a second wave.

It is a plea for “brave” young people to continue to follow the rules of social distancing as fears grow that they will contract the virus without knowing it and passing it on to other members of their household.

Dylan Bullard, a councilor from Pwllheli, North Wales, told the Telegraph yesterday that the town was a scene of "chaos".

He added, “If you are thinking of coming to town, leave it later. The parking lots are full and cars are parked illegally. Social distancing is impossible right now, and people are queuing to get into business. & # 39;

Meanwhile, the Local Government Association is calling for councils to be given more authority to shut down anti-infraction pubs nationwide. The revelers are expected to return to venues across the country today.

Crowds gathered on Bournemouth beach this morning before the sizzling temperatures returned

A couple of young sun-seekers enjoy an early morning swim on Bournemouth Beach before the crowds gather

A couple of young sun-seekers enjoy an early morning swim on Bournemouth Beach before the crowds gather

A group of girls armed with umbrellas and snacks set off for the coast in Bournemouth this morning

A group of girls armed with umbrellas and snacks set off for the coast in Bournemouth this morning

Groups of friends arrived in Bournemouth at dawn this morning, awaiting another hot day on the beach

Groups of friends arrived in Bournemouth at dawn this morning, awaiting another hot day on the beach

Lots of visitors came ready to head out to sea and temperatures rose to 95 ° F after another hot day across the UK today.

Lots of visitors came ready to head out to sea and temperatures rose to 95 ° F after another hot day across the UK today.

Some visitors had planned ahead and set up tents for the night to make sure they had secured a spot for that afternoon

Some visitors had planned ahead and set up tents for the night to make sure they had secured a spot for that afternoon

Sun-seekers have spent the night in tents on the beaches of Britain, while many others have already gone to the coast to soak up today's heat

Sun-seekers have spent the night in tents on the beaches of Britain, while many others have already gone to the coast to soak up today's heat

Staycationers in Bournemouth emerged this morning from tents they had pitched overnight to secure the best spots on another busy day at the beach

Staycationers in Bournemouth emerged this morning from tents they had pitched overnight to secure the best spots on another busy day at the beach

The visitors to Bournemouth beach had their camp set up early and early to ensure they got the best spot before another expected onslaught of crowds

The visitors to Bournemouth beach had their camp set up early and early to ensure they got the best spot before another expected onslaught of crowds

Beach goers made their way to the coast in the early hours of the morning to beat the crowds who are expected to descend later

Beach goers made their way to the coast in the early hours of the morning to beat the crowds who are expected to descend later

Lines of sunbathers and parasols filled the Dorset beaches pictured yesterday on another hot day and temperatures were reset to 90 ° F today

Lines of sunbathers and parasols filled the Dorset beaches pictured yesterday on another hot day and temperatures were reset to 90 ° F today

Visitors arrived in Bournemouth at 3am yesterday to secure the best seats. 19 out of 24 beaches along the Dorset coastline were full by noon

Visitors arrived in Bournemouth at 3am yesterday to secure the best seats. 19 out of 24 beaches along the Dorset coastline were full by noon

Revelers didn't seem concerned about coronavirus fears last night, although cases in the UK have steadily increased over the past month on fears of a second wave

Revelers didn't seem concerned about coronavirus fears last night, although cases in the UK have steadily increased over the past month on fears of a second wave

A group of girls from Stourbridge, West Midlands pose for a picture on New Street in Birmingham city center as they start their night out to celebrate a birthday

A group of girls from Stourbridge, West Midlands pose for a picture on New Street in Birmingham city center as they start their night out to celebrate a birthday

Two women enjoying drinks in Soho, London last night. Bars, beer gardens and terraces were filled with drinkers in the capital this evening

Two women enjoying drinks in Soho, London last night. Bars, beer gardens and terraces were filled with drinkers in the capital this evening

Face masks were nowhere to be seen when drinkers got together last night, with fears the scenes could be repeated over the weekend

Face masks were nowhere to be seen when drinkers got together last night, with fears the scenes could be repeated over the weekend

People enjoying a drink at Borough Market near London Bridge yesterday after a day of scorching hot temperatures hit the capital

People enjoying a drink at Borough Market near London Bridge yesterday after a day of scorching hot temperatures hit the capital

RNLI lifeguards look out over the beach as people enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset yesterday afternoon

RNLI lifeguards look out over the beach as people enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset yesterday afternoon

A man jumped off the jetty into the sea in Brighton on the south coast of England yesterday as the temperature rose

A man jumped off the jetty into the sea in Brighton on the south coast of England yesterday as the temperature rose

People enjoy the hot weather on the banks of the Lea River in east London, where mercury has reached its highest level since 2003

People enjoy the hot weather on the banks of the Lea River in east London, where mercury has reached its highest level since 2003

A park police car patrolled Hampstead Heath by sunbathers yesterday as the temperature rose again in London

A park police car patrolled Hampstead Heath by sunbathers yesterday as the temperature rose again in London

A line of girls, one of whom is her 18th birthday, outside the Dirty Martini Bar on Bennetts Hill in Birmingham city center as revelers enjoy the hot Friday night weather

A line of girls, one of whom is her 18th birthday, outside the Dirty Martini Bar on Bennetts Hill in Birmingham city center as revelers enjoy the hot Friday night weather

Revelers lined up in large numbers yesterday to enter the recently reopened Astoria nightclub in Portsmouth, Hampshire

Revelers lined up in large numbers yesterday to enter the recently reopened Astoria nightclub in Portsmouth, Hampshire

In the 700-mile-wide "Saharan blowtorch" with hot air, temperatures will rise again across the UK over the weekend

In the 700-mile-wide "Saharan blowtorch" with hot air, temperatures will rise again across the UK over the weekend

Temperatures will stay high in the south of England on Saturday well into the 30s, with more sunshine on Sunday before clouds roll in on Monday and storms can hit later in the week

Temperatures will stay high in the south of England on Saturday well into the 30s, with more sunshine on Sunday before clouds roll in on Monday and storms can hit later in the week

The LGA is calling for councils to be given more powers to close pubs that do not comply with the rules

Licensing laws do not currently allow councils to take action on public health grounds, such as failure to follow Covid-19 guidelines. Instead, they rely on general health and safety rules that are less specific and make it difficult to intervene.

The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, would like to see a temporary public health target, or Covid-19, in place that would allow town halls to take action if the premises fail to protect the public during the pandemic – like this Collect contact information or maintain social distancing.

Current government guidelines state that pubs are only asked to adopt such rules voluntarily, but the LGA insists that this should be made mandatory and legally enforceable.

It is said that most are working hard to adhere to the guidelines, but councils have concerns that some pubs do not collect contact information from customers so they can be reached in the event of a local outbreak.

The local authorities have recently been given the authority to close down premises. However, these may only be used if there is already a serious and immediate risk to public health.

The LGA says that expanding licensing powers would mean they could act quickly and proactively against entities that violate the guidelines to avoid problems rather than only being able to act when it is too late.

It says that the sanctions available under the Licensing Act – for example, the obligation of a company to apply new conditions for safe operation or, in the worst case, to revoke a license – would be better suited to preventing the risk of the infection spreading than those below Health and Health Tools Available Safety Laws.

Kent's Thanet District Council also saw its popular beaches, including Main Sands in Margate and Joss Bay in Broadstairs, which were congested by the afternoon, and prompted the leading District Council to urge visitors to consider alternatives.

Disgruntled Bournemouth locals also beat tourists who drove here with cars full of rubbish to land on our beaches, slamming “carefree idiots” who put pressure on emergency services, while in Northumberland there were even reports of vehicles access to emergency blocked beaches.

When the temperatures cooled slightly into the evening, the night owls crowded into bars and poured onto the street. Many still did without face coverings and ignored social distancing measures until the wee hours of the morning.

This came after Preston's director of public health warned that mixing in pubs was to blame for the area being closed again. Almost half of the newly reported cases in the region involved people under the age of 30.

City Council Director General Adrian Phillips asked the young people to continue to follow instructions and not risk infecting others.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today program, "I know our public health director told young people not to kill Grandma to try to get the message across."

“Young people are inevitably among the brave and brave, they want to be adventurous and on the go, but we know that they have the virus, at the moment they tend to have fewer symptoms, but they take it back. We believe it will in many cases it is young people who take it home and contract the virus.

“We have to repeat it, and if Radio 4 is the right channel for this, I don't know for sure, but we use several channels and work with community groups that do peer-to-peer communication.

"It is just trying to find so many different ways to get the message across to all communities and to all areas of our city that the virus is still something to be really wary of."

He also supported the LGA's call for greater powers to shut down pubs to slow the spread of the pandemic.

"You need responsiveness," he said. "It is useful to have something that can move quickly and we can make it perfectly clear to the licensee or the operator what the consequences are."

Licensing laws do not currently allow councils to take action on public health grounds, such as failure to follow Covid-19 guidelines. Instead, they rely on general health and safety rules that are less specific and make it difficult to intervene.

The LGA, which represents councils in England and Wales, would like to see a temporary public health target, or Covid-19, in place that would allow town halls to take action if the premises fail to protect the public during the pandemic – like this Collect contact information or maintain social distancing.

Current government guidelines state that pubs are only asked to adopt such rules voluntarily, but the LGA insists that this should be made mandatory and legally enforceable.

It is said that most are working hard to adhere to the guidelines, but councils have concerns that some pubs do not collect contact information from customers so they can be reached in the event of a local outbreak.

The UK registered another 871 Covid-19 cases yesterday as official data shows the number of people diagnosed with a life-threatening illness every day has decreased for the first time in a fortnight.

Health ministry statistics show 834 new infections are recorded every day – a slight decrease from the seven-day moving average of 835 yesterday. However, the number of patients who test positive every day is still much higher than the four-month low of 546 on July 8.

Cases have risen steadily since last month, fueling fears of a second wave. However, figures released yesterday suggest that the number of people contracting coronavirus in England has actually decreased by 12 percent in a week.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which is gauging the size of the outbreak through swab testing of thousands of people, now estimates that 3,700 people catch Covid-19 every day in England. The estimate of 4,200 daily cases last week prompted Boris Johnson to declare that he "pressed the brake pedal" to ease the coronavirus blockage.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which measures the size of the outbreak by wiping thousands of people, now estimates that 3,700 people are infected with Covid-19 every day in England. It's 12 percent lower than the 4,200 the government agency's estimate made last week when they warned there was "enough evidence" to prove the cases were spiraling

The Office for National Statistics (ONS), which measures the size of the outbreak by wiping thousands of people, now estimates that 3,700 people are infected with Covid-19 every day in England. It's 12 percent lower than the 4,200 the government agency's estimate made last week when they warned there was "enough evidence" to prove the cases were spiraling

Government scientific advisors warned yesterday that coronavirus reproductive rates could now be as high as one across the UK. SAGE estimates that the R-value – the average number of people each Covid-19 patient will infect – is now between 0.8 and 1.0, compared to last week's prediction that it was between 0.8 and 0.9 was.

Experts say the R has to stay under one or governments risk losing control of the epidemic and the virus could spiral out of control.

The travel chaos is expected this weekend as the AA expects up to 10 percent more trips.

It warned drivers not to expect queues near the coast, especially at popular coastal locations in south-west England, Blackpool, the Welsh coast and Norfolk.

Ben Sheridan of the AA said, “Motorways, coastal routes and roads to ferry crossings are likely to be busy.

"Many drivers will be out early to brave the heat, while others will stay home to stay cool."

RAC Breakdown expects this weekend to be the busiest of the year for the company as traffic jams and long delays seem "inevitable".

Drivers are encouraged to check the oil and coolant levels in their vehicles to avoid disturbances in the stifling heat and to ensure that the tires are inflated to the correct pressure and have good tread.

RAC spokesman Simon Williams said: “It is also important to have enough water and food in case the drivers are stuck for a long time.

"We also want to remind people to never leave small children or animals in parked cars in high temperatures."

Delays and cancellations are likely for rail passengers, as high temperatures can damage the overhead lines and lead to speed restrictions, as there are fears that the tracks will buckle.

HM Coastguard warned people to stay safe on the beach after rescue teams responded to 70 sorties across the UK at noon today – "above average for this time of year", a week after their busiest day in more than four years.

The very hot conditions caused by the warming of the air over France before they were drawn north have led to health warnings.

Britain has never recorded two days above 37 ° C since the start of the recordings.

Parts of the south of England are even expected to be hotter than the Caribbean, with peaks of 91 ° F (33 ° C) in Jamaica and 84 ° F (29 ° C) in Barbados.

The Met Office has also issued a level three heat health alert, warning the British to look out for older, vulnerable, and young children.

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